04 May 16

Tanzania: Over 60 Percent of Land Turning Into Desert

Tanzania’s Minister for Environment January Makamba has warned that 61 percent of the country’s land is on the verge of turning into desert.

03 May 16

Kenya: 21 Dead in Building Collapse As Country Battles Floods

At least 21 people have been killed and many more feared dead after a six-storey building collapsed in Nairobi following days of torrential rains and flooding.

03 May 16

Ethiopia Calls on Private Sector to Help Battle Drought, Restore Land

The Ethiopian government is calling on the country’s private sector for help in its battle against drought and land restoration efforts.

28 April 16

Uganda Chooses Tanzania, Rejects Kenya For Oil Pipeline Project

Uganda has decided to partner with Tanzania for a major oil pipeline project, rejecting Kenya in the process.

27 April 16

Kenya to Retain Part of Its Ivory Stockpile

Kenya has announced it will retain some of last year’s 137-tonne ivory and rhino horn inventory, ahead of an event that was expected to see the entire stockpile destroyed.

22 April 16

Rwanda: 37 Houses Destroyed by Heave Rains in Musanze

At least 37 houses have been destroyed and more than a dozen damaged by heavy rains in Rwanda’s Musanze District on Monday.

12 April 16

Rwandans At Risk From El Nino Floods

Rwandans in high-risk flood zones have been warned they are in danger if they fail to relocate to alternative areas.

30 March 16

Rwanda: 5 People Killed, 65 Houses Destroyed in Downpour

At least five people were killed and 65 houses destroyed after heavy rain in Rwanda last week.

28 March 16

Drought and Soaring Temperatures Leave 36m People in Africa Facing Hunger

The UN has warned more than 36 million people in eastern and southern Africa face hunger due to drought and soaring temperatures caused by El Niño.

24 March 16

24 African Nations Team Up to Restore Forests

Twenty-four African nations launched a new initiative on Tuesday to restore forests in the East and Southern African regions.


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